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Tag: Fall Produce

Ingredient Of The Day: Holiday Plum

September 20, 2019

The Holiday Plum is a late season stone fruit variety. They have a tangy-slightly sweet flavor and juicy-firm-meaty texture. Use for baked goods and desserts, cobbler, compote, jam, and salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bloomsdale Spinach

September 18, 2019

Bloomsdale Spinach is a dense specialty variety of spinach and can be used cooked or raw as a salad green or braising green. The greens have a grassy-sweet-vegetal flavor and crisp-crunchy texture and are used in Risotto, soup, salad, and vegetable side dishes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Early Girl Tomato

September 17, 2019

The Early Girl Tomato, aka Dry Farmed Tomato, is a variety of tomato that shows up towards the end of summer. They have an acidic-sweet flavor and juicy-firm texture and can be used cooked and raw for salad, salsa, sandwich, soup, stew, and sauce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bronx Grapes

September 15, 2019

The Bronx Grapes are a specialty seedless variety of grape available in late summer and early autumn. They are pale green to light brown in color with a fruity-sweet-astringent flavor and tender-juicy texture. Use in fruit dishes, garnish, and salad.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Black Eyed Pea

September 14, 2019

The Fresh Black Eyed Pea is a fresh shelling bean that requires less cooking than the Dried Black Eyed Pea. The fresh variety has an earthy-mild-nutty flavor and creamy-firm texture and is used for Hoppin’ John, salad, soup, stew, and vegetable side dishes.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Baby Leek

September 13, 2019

The Baby Leek, aka Tara, Tareh, and Tarreh, is more like an herb and similar to the Chive. They have an earthy-grassy-musty-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and crunchy-tender texture and are best used for a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Bordeaux Spinach

September 11, 2019

Bordeaux Spinach can be used raw as a salad green or cooked as a braising green. The greens have a grassy-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-tender texture and can be used for Pesto Sauce, soup, salad, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Sparkler Radish

September 9, 2019

The Sparkler Radish, aka Sparkler White Tip and White Tip Radish, is an heirloom variety with red and white coloring. They have an earthy-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-tender texture and can be used for crudités, salad, sandwich, and stir-fry.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fresh Christmas Lima

September 7, 2019

The Fresh Christmas Lima is an heirloom shelling bean with red and white coloring. After removing from the pod, cook the beans without the need of soaking. They have a buttery-earthy-slightly sweet flavor and can be used for soup, stew, salad, Succotash, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Green Sierra Fig

September 1, 2019

The Green Sierra Fig is one of the many varieties of figs and was introduced in the mid-2000’s. It has a jam like interior that is aromatic and sweet. It is best used on its own or in a salad or with a dessert but can also be used for making jam or compote. The …

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